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Brett Eldredge drops by Country Radio Seminar to talk about his new single “Don’t Ya,” his new album, and landing the opening spot on Taylor Swift’s RED Tour.
Country Radio Seminar wrapped up last week to record attendance, bright new stars, and performances by the biggest names in country music. FOCUS on the 615 was there to catch all the action! Here’s a preview of all the happenings at Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2013!
Read more about all the great performances with exclusive behind the scenes coverage of CRS 2013 here: http://focusonthe615.com/2013/03/06/country-radio-seminar-2013-celebrities-surprises-and-stars-of-tomorrow/
Set to Premier “22″ Video This Wednesday, March 13!
The Recording Industry of America has named seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift their top-selling Digital Singles Artist, according to statistics released last week. With 39.5 million singles sales certified to date by the RIAA, Taylor is at #1 on their Top Artists list.
Taylor holds the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest song sales week overall. She has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe, and has thus far scored 13 #1 singles across multiple radio formats.
Taylor will release the music video for “22,” the third pop single from her 5 million plus-selling album RED, this Wednesday, March 13th. ABC’s “Good Morning America” will air an exclusive 30-second preview of the video, along with a brief intro from Taylor, on Wednesday morning’s broadcast, and the full video will premiere on www.abcnews.com and http://gma.yahoo.com/ at 8:30 a.m. ET. Big Machine Records will release the video to all outlets at 11:30 a.m. ET on the 13th.
As you well know, Country Radio Seminar was last week, chock full of special performances. So how do you end the week of so many amazing shows? With one of the hottest new groups in country performing one of the biggest songs of 2012… then you bring out a superstar to help.
That’s right, the week ended with Florida Georgia Line rocking out to their smash debut single “Cruise.” And wouldn’t you know it… label mate Taylor Swift came out to surprise everybody. What a way to end CRS!
Country Radio Seminar wrapped up last week to record attendance, bright new stars, and performances by the biggest names in country music. The three-day event overtook the Nashville Convention Center as thousands poured in for the annual meeting.
As a media outlet, we have the opportunity to cover the event, and interview some of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the format. We’ll be posting those interviews in the upcoming days; and we’ve also got photo and video coverage of the events, so stay tuned!
So here’s a recap of what our week looked like:
The people in your life are amazing and it’s fun to remind them of that. Send good wishes and glittery gorgeousness with the new Taylor Swift Greeting Card Mobile App by American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) available today in the iTunes store and on Google Play. Pick a card, personalize and send some love, love, love. Building on the success of its other mobile app platforms, American Greetings has created a free mobile app that allows the user to select, customize and send digital versions of popular Taylor Swift paper greeting cards from their mobile phone or tablet to a recipient via text message, email, Facebook and Twitter.
Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winning, multi-platinum recording artist with a gift for expressing real-life feelings and emotions in her songs. Combining a unique writing style with inspiring photography, expressive hand lettering, and whimsical, casual design, each card in the Taylor Swift greeting card collection by American Greetings is a story just waiting to be told.
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift this week spends her third consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble” from her 5+ million-selling current album RED. “Trouble” is also at #4* and climbing Billboard’s Hot AC Chart.
A worldwide smash, “Trouble” reached #1 this week in the UK, where Taylor’s album RED was just certified Platinum. “Trouble” has also reached #1 on the radio airplay charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Denmark, and is Top 10 in countries spanning four continents. “Trouble” has been certified 4X Platinum in New Zealand, 3X Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, and is Platinum or Gold in South Africa, the UK, Norway and Ireland. Released on Big Machine Records, RED has been certified 4X Platinum in the U.S. for sales in excess of 4 million albums, and has worldwide sales topping 5.4 million.
At Country radio, “Begin Again” is at #8* and climbing Billboard’s Top 10, with more than 26 million audience impressions this week alone. “Begin Again” is at #1 on the Great American Country Top 20 Video Countdown, is at #3 at CMT, and is Top 10 at radio in Australia and Canada.
Taylor Marks Her 23rd Birthday With MTV World Premier of Her 23rd Music Video
This week, 6-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift spends her 9th consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart with her global #1 smash “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the lead single from her Triple-Platinum album RED. This sets Billboard’s all-time record for most weeks at #1 on the country chart by a female artist. Previously, Country Music Hall of Famer Connie Smith spent eight weeks at the top with “Once A Day” in 1964. “Never Ever” was also a monumental pop hit, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, iTunes charts around the globe, and selling more than 2.6 million downloads in the U.S.
In the six weeks since its first week debut with U.S. sales in excess of 1.2 million albums (music’s highest weekly sales number in more than a decade), RED (released on Big Machine Records) has dominated the album sales charts, spending every week at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and remaining at #1 or #2 on the all-genre Top 200 Albums chart. In addition to its U.S. Triple-Platinum certification, RED has reached #1 at iTunes in 42 countries, and total sales of RED outside of the U.S. have now topped 1.1 million albums.
Singles from RED are impacting radio charts in several formats, with new single “I Knew You Were Trouble.”(currently at #2 all-genres on iTunes), making big jumps on the CHR/Top 40 (#23-#17) and Hot AC (#29-#21) charts, with Most Increased airplay at both. “Begin Again” is at #14 and climbing the Country airplay chart. This week’s international chart highlights from RED include 3 songs in the Top 30 in the U.K., #1 at A/C in Canada, a Top 10 in Australia, and the #1 international album in Japan.
Taylor Swift and LL Cool J Host The Show Airing LIVE on CBS at 9pm CST
Tomorrow night is a big one in the entertainment world. The GRAMMY Nominations Concert is taking place… right here in Nashville! That’s right, CBS is airing the show LIVE from 9-10 CST for the first time ever directly from Bridgestone Arena. And FOCUS is gonna be there!
Hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J (just odd enough a pairing to be spectacular), the night will include performances by Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, The Who, fun., Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry (performing together as a tribute to Johnny Cash), plus more! Oh, and they’re also announcing the nominees for Music’s Biggest Night, complete with special guest appearances.
And for those lucky enough to be AT the event (I’ll wait as you get over turning green from envy)… Maroon 5 will be performing an exclusive performance after the live broadcast. Stay tuned for more!
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